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How Aaron Rodgers Made NFL History Again for the Packers

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Aaron Rodgers made history last week throwing for his 400th career touchdown pass, however, the Green Bay quarterback keeps on making history throughout the 2020 NFL season.

The Green Bay Packers handled their business in Week 14 against the Detroit Lions, winning the game by a final score of 31-24. Even though the game was closer than many were expecting, the outcome was never truly in doubt with Aaron Rodgers leading the way. Green Bay has their sights set on a Super Bowl and their franchise quarterback is heading towards a possible MVP award. Along the way, Aaron Rodgers made more history this past weekend.

So far this season through 13 games, Rodgers has completed 69.6 percent of his pass attempts for 3,685 yards, 39 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He also has picked up 100 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Aaron Rodgers Made History: Touchdown After Touchdown

As has been the case over the last few years, Rodgers has been making NFL history quite often. That was the case once again in Week 14 against the Lions. Aaron Rodgers made history by becoming the first player in NFL history to throw 39 or more touchdown passes and fewer than five interceptions in the first 13 games of a season.

Rodgers seems to be competing primarily with Kansas City Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes for the MVP award. Right now, he would be a good bet to win.

Looking at the two-quarterbacks side by side, the numbers are very similar. However, Mahomes has supporting cast members like Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and plenty of other talents to throw to. Rodgers is putting up the same kind of production with fewer weapons.

Granted, no one truly knows who will end up winning the MVP award. But, there is no doubt that Rodgers has been solidifying his legacy. He is having arguably his best all-around season at age 37.

What’s Next for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers?

With the kind of season that Aaron Rodgers has been putting up, the Packers are going to have some tough decisions to make in the future. They made the decision to trade up in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love. Many thought he would be the clear replacement for Rodgers in a couple of years.

Brian Gutekunst may have to make an impossible choice. Will the Packers move on from Rodgers at the end of his contract even if he is playing at such a high level? Do they choose to keep Rodgers and potentially move on from Love at that point?

More than likely, Aaron Rodgers made history in Green Bay and will finish his career playing somewhere else. He has even acknowledged that it is likely he will play for another team when everything is said and done. That could change, but another Brett Favre situation could be brewing for the Packers.

It will certainly be interesting to see what the future holds for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. For now, it doesn’t matter what the future holds. Green Bay and Rodgers are focusing solely on winning another title now.

Expect to see Rodgers continue putting up big-time production in the coming weeks. He is back to being the vintage version of himself that has terrorized opposing defenses for years. No matter what happens in the future, fans should focus on enjoying how well he is playing right now. Aaron Rodgers made history for the past couple of weeks, we will see what the veteran quarterback does next Sunday.

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